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Mystacodon selenensis Lambert et al. 2017 (whale)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Mystacodontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 353130

Full reference: O. Lambert, M. Martínez-Cáeres, G. Bianucci, E. Steurbaut, M. Urbina and C. Muizon. 2017. Earliest Mysticete from the Late Eocene of Peru Sheds New Light on the Origin of Baleen Whales. Current Biology 27:17

Belongs to Mystacodon according to C. de Muizon et al. 2019

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MUSM 1917, a partial skeleton ( cranium, mandibles, teeth, cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal vertebrae, ribs, partial right and left forelimbs, and left innominate). Its type locality is Playa Media Luna, Priabonian, which is in a Priabonian deep-water siltstone in the Yumaque Formation of Peru.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore-suspension feeder